Beth Wilkinson
American lawyer
Beth Wilkinson
Beth A. Wilkinson is a prominent Washington, D.C. lawyer, and partner in the New York City-based law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. She works in the firm's Washington, D.C. office focusing on white collar criminal defense. Wilkinson is well-known for successfully arguing for the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. She has also been a critic of unfair administration of the death penalty.
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Marion Dunn remembers well the way we were then - Blue Mountains Courier-Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Beth Wilkinson was the driver. It was a little inconvenient because they had to park their horse in John Dunn's stable at Queen Street and walk to the school. On cold days they covered up under a heavy buffalo robe and let the horse find his own way to
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Oulder Hill Community School and Language College - Rochdale Online
Google News - over 5 years
Our Year 11 “Students of the Year” are Zahra Saeed, Rebecca Shaw, Megan Buckley, Iqra Zafar, Ben Kean, Ibrahim Alam, Andrew Saunders, Catherine Ayres, Beth Wilkinson and Sophie Pickles – well done for achieving this prestigious accolade
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Kathryn Ruemmler: The Next Lloyd Cutler? - Corporate Counsel
Google News - over 5 years
"She's almost in the mold of the Cutlers of the world, who have done a little bit of everything," said Beth Wilkinson, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and a Ruemmler friend. Cutler, who died in 2005, counseled Jimmy Carter and
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Judge Upholds Ruling in Tobacco RICO Case - The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The attorneys, including Beth Wilkinson for Philip Morris and Altria, argued that Kessler no longer has control over the case because of a new federal law, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009. The tobacco companies' lawyers
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Sightings: David Gregory chills at the courthouse - Washington Examiner (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
"Yes, I was there and I was released in the afternoon without being impaneled," he wrote Yeas & Nays in an email. "My wife, litigator Beth Wilkinson, always tells me that I would be a horrible juror, because I would insist on being the foreman."
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Guests at the State Dinner
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, were the guests of honor Monday at a state dinner at the White House. Following is a guest list, as provided by the office of the first lady. President Bush and Laura Bush. Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynne V. Cheney. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Cmdr. Heber Ackland, Royal Navy,
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Street Scene; The Lure of the In-House Job
NYTimes - over 10 years
Beth Wilkinson expected to remain a trial lawyer forever. At the Justice Department, Ms. Wilkinson gained national prominence as a prosecutor in the case against the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy J. McVeigh. And in seven years as a partner in the Washington office of Latham & Watkins, her Fortune 500 clients turned to her for cases they were
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The Nation; The Need to Test Evidence
NYTimes - over 14 years
IN the wake of Sept. 11, circumstantial evidence is being widely used -- and misused -- across America. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has put hundreds of young, mostly Muslim men under dragnet surveillance in a search for Al Qaeda operatives, resulting in a series if indictments in upstate New York, Seattle, Detroit and, most recently,
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Document Erases Doubts About a McVeigh Witness
NYTimes - almost 16 years
One of the newly discovered F.B.I. documents handed over to lawyers in the Oklahoma City bombing case was a report about a witness on the day of the bombing whose testimony at trial was later discredited. The witness's credibility came under attack, in part, because lawyers on both sides did not know about the document, a person familiar with the
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DEATH SENTENCES BEING OVERTURNED IN 2 OF 3 APPEALS
NYTimes - over 16 years
The most far-reaching study of the death penalty in the United States has found that two out of three convictions were overturned on appeal, mostly because of serious errors by incompetent defense lawyers or overzealous police officers and prosecutors who withheld evidence. The study, an examination of appeals in all capital cases from the time the
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WEDDINGS; Beth Wilkinson, David Gregory
NYTimes - over 16 years
Beth Ann Wilkinson, a lawyer, and David Michael Gregory, a television reporter, both of whom work in Washington, were married on Nantucket Island yesterday. Judge Merrick B. Garland of the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit officiated at the Summer House, an inn in Siasconset, Mass. Ms. Wilkinson, who is keeping her name,
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Victims and the Constitution
NYTimes - over 17 years
The so-called victims' rights amendment slated for a vote today in the Senate Judiciary Committee trifles with the Constitution. It is also unnecessary. Just about everyone agrees that victims of crime deserve sympathy and respectful treatment in the criminal process, and most states and the Attorney General are already experimenting with various
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Sports of The Times; Greed Knows Few Bounds In Olympics
NYTimes - about 18 years
MY UNCLE HARRY had come from Russia and he couldn't read or write English. That didn't stop him from ordering from a menu in a restaurant in America. I was with him when a waitress handed him a menu and he handed it back. ''Give me anything,'' he said. ''I got money.'' I thought of Uncle Harry when I learned about the activities of the Salt Lake
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After 9 Witnesses, Nichols Defense Rests
NYTimes - about 19 years
In a surprise move, lawyers for Terry L. Nichols today presented only nine witnesses, including Mr. Nichols's wife and ex-wife, to plead for his life before resting their case in the second Oklahoma City bombing trial. They had promised to call 60 people; prosecutors had called 55. Mr. Nichols, who sat stone-faced earlier this week during testimony
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THE BOMBING VERDICT: THE OVERVIEW; NICHOLS CONVICTED OF PLOT AND MANSLAUGHTER COUNTS BUT NOT OF ACTUAL BOMBING
NYTimes - about 19 years
Terry L. Nichols was convicted today of conspiring to bomb the Oklahoma City Federal Building, but in a nuanced verdict, a Federal District Court jury acquitted him of actually committing what was the worst terrorist act on United States soil. Mr. Nichols was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, but to the dismay of many relatives of the
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    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Wilkinson is well known for successfully arguing for the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. She has also been a critic of unfair administration of the death penalty. In April 2012 she was hired as outside counsel by the Federal Trade Commission to lead an antitrust inquiry into Google.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In 2009, Wilkinson was elected to partnership in the prominent New York City law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
    More Details Hide Details According to the firm's website, Wilkinson's practice will focus on general litigation. She is married to David Gregory, the moderator of NBC News' Meet the Press. They have three children.
  • 2008
    She resigned her position at Fannie Mae along with three other senior executives on September 19, 2008, after the troubled mortgage giant was taken over by the government.
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  • 2006
    She served as Fannie Mae's executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary from February 2006 until September 2008.
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    In 2006, Fannie Mae recruited Wilkinson as parts of its effort to rebuild its relationship with regulators after accounting scandals and complaints about its corporate culture.
    More Details Hide Details Her compensation at Fannie Mae was not disclosed when she was hired.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Among her cases was the first United States prosecution of a bombing of an airliner—the 1994 case against Colombian narcoterrorist Dandeny Muñoz Mosquera, whom she successfully prosecuted for the bombing of an Avianca civilian airliner as well as murder of U.S. citizens and other drug-related crimes.
    More Details Hide Details Wilkinson won the Justice Department's highest honor, The Attorney General's Exceptional Service Award, for her work on the Mosquera case. She then became special counsel to the deputy attorney general, advising the top management of the Department on criminal policy and investigations. She was promoted to principal deputy of the Department's Terrorism and Violent Crime Section, and it was in that capacity that she participated in the trial team in U.S. vs. McVeigh and Terry Nichols. She won the Attorney General's Exceptional Service Award an unprecedented second time. After leaving the Justice Department, Wilkinson became a co-chair with Gerald Kogan of the Constitution Project's Death Penalty Committee of the Criminal Justice Program, "a bipartisan committee of death penalty supporters and opponents who all agree that the risk of wrongful executions in this country has become too high." She also became a partner in Latham & Watkins, LLP, Washington, D.C., where she co-chaired the White Collar Practice Group and advised clients on internal investigations.
  • 1991
    After completing her four-year obligation to the Army, Wilkinson became a full-time Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1991, prosecuting various kinds of cases including narcotics, white collar offenses, and violent crimes.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Wilkinson graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University in 1984,and from the University of Virginia Law School with a J.D.
    More Details Hide Details She joined the United States Army's Honors Program and served as a captain and assistant for intelligence and special operations in the office of the Army's general counsel. That office detailed her as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida to assist with the use of classified information in the prosecution of Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega.
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